Michy Batshuayi struggled to find regular playing time at Chelsea, but he had a dream debut last night for Borussia Dortmund. Batshuayi arrived at Dortmund as a loanee on January transfer deadline day, and two days later handed his debut for the club. He had a dream start of his career in Bundesliga as he replaced former Dortmund’s striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with scoring a double.
Batshuayi scored two goals in 3-2 victory over Cologne in Friday night game. He could have scored a hat-trick, but his second was denied just before the half-time. He was happy to grab a double in a close game, which was won by Andre Schurrle’s late goal in the game, another former Chelsea player.
It was a day for former Chelsea fame stars and they delivered. Batshuayi gave Dortmund lead in first-half and second-half as well, but the game was even with only few minutes left. Andre Schurrle wins the match for Dortmund ending their three match winless run.
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 2, 2018
Schurrle may have scored the decisive goal but it was Batshuayi who earned the fame on his debut. Batshuayi told German Eurosport after the game as Dailymail reports, “It was the first game, it wasn’t easy. I’m just happy about these three points. We want to climb as high as possible in the table and try to win every match. I’m very happy with my two goals but of course the most important thing today is the win.”
Peter Stoger, Borussia Dortmund’s new coach is also happy with the results and his new signing Michy Batshuayi efforts. He adds, “That was an incredibly important victory. We were not perfect in the second half, and if we had lost the match there would certainly be lots of questions. Luckily it is not that way, so we are in the group fighting for Europe. Games like that are not the faint of heart. The victory is good for us and Michy’s debut is, of course, fantastic, especially after the weeks of discussions.”
Batshuayi replaced Aubameyang in Borussia Dortmund’s lineup after Gabon striker chooses to make a move to Arsenal. It left a void to fill in Dortmund’s no.9 role, and Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi grabbed the opportunity with both hands netting a double on his debut.